Malaysian driver Chia Wing Hoong will compete for Chris Dittmann Racing at this weekend’s season opener at Oulton Park.
The 22-year-old joins the series after a varied single seater campaign which has seen him race across Europe and in Asia over the past year.
A busy 2017 season saw him compete in Japanese F4 as well as a couple of events in the Formula Renault NEC series, with a strong showing at Monza where he secured eighth and 12th place finishes against a competitive field.
He also competed in the 2016-17 MRF Challenge series in the Formula 2000 category, and in the Formula 4 South East Asia championship, where he competed in two of the six rounds and showed well with a podium result at Sentul International Circuit in Indonesia. He backed that up with a fourth place finish at the same circuit, and at the Clark International Speedway in the Philippines.
Chia has also been karting for several years, having raced in the Senior X30 category of the X30 tour in 2015.
The Malaysian has experience with the BRDC British F3 Tatuus Cosworth car, having tested at Spa Francorchamps in 2016, as well as at Donington Park over the winter period. His first run with Chris Dittmann Racing came at Silverstone on Tuesday.
Formula Renault NEC series
|2016||MRF Challenge, Formula 2000
Formula 4 South East Asia championship
|2015||Karting - Senior X30|